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Does taking a cool bath for fever really help?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: May/not
The skin is the only part of our body supplied with active temperature sensors.
Depending on the water temperature, a cold bath may tell the brain to turn on more heat and thus defeat any temporary benefit of the process. If immersed in water no more than 15 degrees below the desired temp, you may bypass that reflex.I haven't advised this to a parent in decades.

In brief: May/not
The skin is the only part of our body supplied with active temperature sensors.
Depending on the water temperature, a cold bath may tell the brain to turn on more heat and thus defeat any temporary benefit of the process. If immersed in water no more than 15 degrees below the desired temp, you may bypass that reflex.I haven't advised this to a parent in decades.
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